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May 2018

SPECIAL SPARGELFEST DINNER AT THE GERMAN EMBASSY HOUSE

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
German Embassy House, 4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
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The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Wine Society are pleased to co-sponsor the traditional annual GWS Spargelfest dinner at the German Embassy House on the evening of Friday, May 25, 2018. “Spargelfest” is a feast of asparagus-themed dishes, including white asparagus, paired with wines.   We will begin this memorable evening with a welcoming Sekt paired with hors d’oeuvres, served outside on the Embassy House terrace if weather permits.   The dinner will be served in the Embassy…

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April 2018

Abbey Wines Tasting

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harbor Square Party Room, 500 N St SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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Dear German Wine Society Members and Guests,You are in for a very special treat: “Abbey Wines”.This tasting (and seminar) by our own Annette Schiller will show the decisive impact themonasteries and the monks starting in medieval times had on developing viticulturalknowledge in Germany and elsewhere.Annette Schiller is well known to the GWS community through previous wine tastings andher ombiasy wine tours to Bordeaux, Burgundy and Germany. She has visited almost all ofthe estates she will present on one or more…

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March 2018

New Vintages Tasting

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harbor Square Party Room, 500 N St SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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Dear German Wine Society Members and Guests, Every year we host a tasting to try wines from the new vintage, with a focus on Riesling. Our host is Phil Bernstein of MacArthur Beverages, one of the leading retailers of German Riesling in the country. The new vintage is 2016, which David Schildknecht describes as remarkably restrained and consistently fine, yielding Rieslings that are “deliciously drinkable”. Terry Theise found them “nearly perfect”, providing “repeated inputs of joy, sheer joy, and grinning, giddy, animal…

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February 2018

Membership Meeting 2018

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bombay Room, 3001 Veazey Terrace NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Registration Closed.Dear Members and Friends of the German Wine Society, Prosit Neujahr! You are cordially invited to attend this year’s membership meeting on Saturday 3 February 2018. The doors will open at 7:00 and we begin discussing business (of course mixed with a little fun) promptly at 7:30 pm. We will sample a wide variety of wines from our cellar and also have our traditional quiz game and cheeses and bread. There will be a discussion of our finances, membership…

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December 2017

Holiday Dinner at the Cosmos Club

December 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Registration for this event is closed. Ho Ho Ho, German Wine Society Members and Friends of German Wines,It’s nearly time to hang the stockings and dream of nice German wine…… So, please plan to attend the GWS holiday paired dinner at the Cosmos Club, Saturday, December 16, 2017, starting at 7 p.m.  We are very fortunate to have access to this lovely venue again this year. The address for our holiday dinner is 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20008.   Metro…

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October 2017

Germany vs. France: Pfalz, Baden, Alsace, Bourgogne

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Colonnade, 2801 New Mexico Ave NW DC 20032 United States + Google Map

German wine lovers! We are excited to present another tasting in Washington, DC. This time, we will be comparing wines from Germany with wines from France. More specifically, we will compare Germany’s Baden and Pfalz regions with French wines from Burgundy and Alsace. We will begin tasting at 7:00pm, Friday October 27, 2017.The tasting will be led by Annette Schiller, long-time member of the German Wine Society. We will start off with two Crémants from Burgundy and Alsace. Crémants are…

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September 2017

Oktober Weinfest

September 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
German Embassy House, 1900 Foxhall Road N.W.
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Dear German Wine Society Members and Friends of German Wine,JOIN US FOR OKTOBER WEINFEST AT THE GERMAN EMBASSY!  In Germany Oktoberfest is celebrated beginning in September, and so we are returning to the German Embassy House for our Oktober Weinfest on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The Embassy House doors will open at 6:30 pm for registration of guests, and to allow you to enjoy some welcoming sekt and hors d’oeuvres before the main tasting begins.  The theme…

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August 2017

German Chardonnay Tasting

August 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Home of Christian and Annette Schiller, 6404 Woodsong Ct
McLean, VA 22101 United States
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Registration closed.We are excited to present another small group tasting at the home of Christian and Annette Schiller in McLean, Virginia, this time for a comparison of the classic French Chardonnays of Chablis and the up-and-coming Chardonnays of Germany. Yes, that’s right, German Chardonnay!Not much Chardonnay from Germany makes it to the United States, but Christian and Annette Schiller have brought some back with them from their recent trip to Germany. We will begin tasting at 7:00pm, Saturday 12 August…

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July 2017

Field Trip to Otium Cellars

July 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Otium Cellars, 18050 Tranquility Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132 United States
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Registration closedGet ready for a summer field trip! The Capital Chapter of the German Wine Society is making another field trip to Otium Cellars in beautiful Loudoun county. The German owner of Otium Cellars, Gerhard Bauer, specializes in German/Austrian varietals including Grauburgunder, Grüner Veltliner, Spätburgunder, Lemberger and Dornfelder. He also runs an on-site equestrian facility that breeds world class Hanoverian horses. There is also a working farm with pigs, chickens and ducks. And the setting is quite picturesque to boot.…

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June 2017

Guided Tasting (San Francisco Chapter)

June 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This is an event for our affiliate San Francisco chapter. Please see our blog post outlining the event if you are in the area to attend and work with the San Francisco chapter for registration.

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